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they could actually make a difference with the ballot. >> the united states needs to say to the world we have to solve the problem of our continuing confrontation with the muslim world it has undermined the success of president after president. and we cannot continue that way. we have to find a way to overcome that barrier and therefore israel has to see itself in the context of the whole western alliance. >> rose: friedman, rogan, cohen next. >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the following. >> each day a billion people won't find safe drinking water. around the world we're helping communitites to access clean water. working to improve lives through conservation and education. one drop at a time. >> additional funding for charlie rose was also provided by these funders. . >> and by bloomberg, a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> this was a big week in diplomacy for president oa. last night he returned from a week long visit to asia it took him to j
service is enshrined in the constitution of the united states. we have a law that says the postal service should produce universal service. we have to maintain a basic service. host: joseph, independent caller. caller: one of the previous callers mentioned at the topic -- the vending machines. i look forward to going to the post office now with dread. one local post office has a giant hole in the wall covered with plywood where the vending machines used to be. when i asked one of the minister why they were gone. she said it was cost control. there's no way it can be more efficient to have all those people waiting in line. it makes no sense to me. there's something seriously wrong with the reasoning behind this kind of decision. i have seen it across the board. they're using space in the post offices for selling packages that have teddy bears and balloons on them. they should be sticking to basics, common-sense service. if i can avoid going to the post office, i will do it. they might as well -- it is just a nightmare. it is a baffling ordeal. guest: i am sorry to your use say that. you ar
and these companies can be located in the united states, europe, japan. anywhere. you got to look at it company by company to try to latch on to some of this growth we're seeing coming out of asia. >> let me talk specifically about the united states right now. the market has soared about 60% since march which was really the bottom, of course. now hitting 13 month highs this week alone. do you think there's still room to go up? if i wanted to enter this market, put new capital to work right now is that worthwhile or have i missed. >> no, you haven't missed it at all. what people don't realize is just how much the market fell in point terms. between october 9th, 2007, and march 9th of 2009, the s&p 500 fell by 888 points. we still regained less than half of those points lost. so there's still more money on the table than we've gotten back so far. so i know people would have liked to have gotten in march, but even if they didn't, there's still opportunity for good gains in stocks in the united states over the next few years. >> what about the large sort of structural issues the u.s. is facing righ
of denmark, the president of the united states, and some discussions with the chinese president, we have the capacity to lead an agreement at copenhagen. one which deals with the corps policy challenges for the future. namely, what temperature increase are we prepared to sustain in the future? what targets do we need from the major developed economies around the world? what commitment to action do we needrom the major emerging economies like china and india? how do we found this agreement? what kind of climate change process to put in place? if we can land and an outcome of those areas, we will have made a large step forward. and then translating that into legalese will take longer. >> talking about a long by the agreement is not possible? >> will we are talking about is what i would describe as an operational framework agreement. what president obama said the other day, one which would take immediate effect. there's a separation between what is said in a policy agreement, and the difficulty and complexity of translating that into a 4000 page binding legal document. you cannot get to the
and that lyndon johnson was president of the united states. my secret service manual tells me to protect the president of the united states and that was lyndon johnson. you stay with kennedy and i'm going to johnson. so he goes and -- his the first person to give a report to lyndon johnson. robert made up his mind that kennedy is dead but when he sees johnson that isn't what he says. what he says to johnson he says i have seen the president's wounds and i don't think he can survive. and johnson says i need more information. i want to hear from kennedy o'donnell who was appointed secretary in fact the sort of chief of staff for the kennedy white house. and he wants to hear from president kennedy's secret service agent. so emory roberts leaves the room and as he leaves the room he runs into who had arrived at hospital late and didn't see anything that happened and he says to roberts have you seen what is the president's condition and he says very matter-of-factly the president is dead and leader roberts told him johnson didn't know what i knew just kennedy was dead. the next person that co
.s. secretary of state, secretary of war, and finally, to term president of the united states, the fifth president. as governor of virginia he became the second most powerful figure in america. virginia then was america's largest, wealthiest and heavily populated state with 20% of the american population. it stretched all the way to the mississippi river and all the way north to the great lakes. it was enormous and the prestige and its importance of the governor was akin to the governors of california, illinois, new york and texas put together. and monroe was not only governor of america's most important state, he was a national hero in the revolutionary war. in other words he was a giant in his day and i don't understand why historians ignore him which is why i wrote this book to restore him to his rightful place in american history as the most important president in the early days of the nation. now some historians elevate john adams to historical prominence and most historians deify thomas jefferson and james madison and these were three great founding fathers and great political phil
you. >> it is and gentlemen, welcome to the chamber of commerce of the united states of america. my name is ron summers of the u.s.-india business council. for 34 years we have strived to advance u.s.-india commercial ties. today, what a historic event we have before us. more than ever, the business communities of both our countries are needed to provide an impetus to this important relationship. ladies and gentleman, please stand with me and help me welcome the individuals who are making this possible -- tom donahue, into a newly, ambassador chancre, and the hon. prime minister of india, dr. manmohan singh. [applause] >> thank you very much. good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. prime minister singh, ambassadors, distinguished guests, welcome to the united states chamber of commerce. mr. prime minister, we are delighted to be hosting you and your delegation today. we are certain you will have a productive visit to the united states. you are among friends. joining us today are some of the foremost business leaders in america and india. we extend a special welcome to the chair of the
these are men who are either legal residents of the united states or in some cases citizens of the united states. and the reason why the f.b.i. became so concerned is it was... it seemed to be a much broader attempt at attempting to radicalize people in the united states than they've really seen before. >> warner: how did the justice department first get wise to this. >> the interesting facet of this. essentially the families of many of the young men came forward to ask that the f.b.i. help in finding them. you know, many of these older relatives of the young men were concerned that this was going on. they had inklings but no concrete facts to base that on. they came to f.b.i. asking for help to find their sons. >> warner: these young men had just disappeared. >> in many cases, yes, they had essentially packed up and gone and the family feared the worst. >> warner: has it been absolutelyly established that as the charges lay out that some of these young men at least have shown up in somalia, they have gone to terrorist training camps? they have even engaged in combat? >> yes, there is one partic
that will become the policies of the united states tomorrow. with that, thank you for being here. i hope you get a lot out of today. it is my pleasure to introduce the first of two co-chairmen on renewable energy. he was the director of the california renewable energy commission and came back as commissioner as the california energy commission and was given credit for much of the policies for the state of california. [applause] i bring you greetings from the west coast. as historians look across the last several decades of our national energy policy, they are likely to find common pads, no matter which party is in power. had exceeded responsibilities, squandered opportunities, willful avoidance of unpleasant realities. it recently, that has started to change. whether we recognize it or not, there is a race under way. most of the major economies of the world are striving to radically expand the size of their domestic renewable energy markets in order to gain competitive advantage in the great growth industry of the 21st century. the president made a solemn commitment. in sacramento, they would sa
. it was made in the united states. >> reporter: traditionally, dry wall was made from the white mineral gypsum. in its four form, gypsum emits no gas or odor. bad dry wall, however, is darker. we wanted to compare american and chinese dry wall so we purchased random samples of new american-made dry wall in six u.s. cities and new chinese-made dry wall in china. we also collected samples of dry wall from five damaged homes in the u.s. and had everything sent to the university of florida to be tested by a team of researchers led by professor tim townsend, a scientist and leading expert on the effects of dry wall on the environment. his team spent five months running a multitude of tests on the samples we provided by. the results were revealing. >> it's not as black-and-white as saying the chinese dry wall is bad and all the dry wall is good. >> reporter: as expected, the contaminated chinese samples gave you off high levels of sulr gaza strips. surprisingly, all but one u.s. sample emitted sulfur gases as well. not as levels as high as the chinese product but unexpected. even more surprising...
as a long-term strategic partner of the united states. the sacrifice is well worth it. what we're trying to do is build capacity and capability for not only the iraqi force, the police, the iraqi army but also stand up the rule of law. >> reporter: the rules got even tougher this year. a security agreement with the government of iraq now requires an arrest warrant signed by an iraqi judge to detain someone. michael waddington represents joseph mayo, one of the three sergeants who shot a detainee. would you be surprised if other soldiers have done the same thing that these three soldiers did when they pulled the trigger. >> no, that wouldn't surprise me at all. soldiers will do what they have to do to stay alive following the law but if the law and rules don't protect them and soldiers will have to do to make sure they come back alive and their buddies come back alive. >> reporter: but do the frustration over these new standards of evidence lead to murder? did your husband reach his breaking point? >> there's never an excuse to execute anyone. they become judge, jury and executioner. tool
at iraq, we look at iraq as a long-term strategic partner of the united states. the sacrifice is well worth it. what we're trying to do is build capacity and capability for not only the iraqi forces, the police, the iraqi army, but also stand up the rule of law. >> reporter: the rules got even tougher this year. a security agreement with the government of iraq now requires an arrest warrant signed by an iraqi judge to detain someone. michael waddington represents joseph mayo, one of the three sergeants who shot a detainee. would you be surprised if other soldiers have done the same things that these three soldiers did when they pulled the trigger? >> no, that wouldn't surprise me at all. soldiers will do what they have to do to stay alive following the law. but if the law and the rules don't protect them, then soldiers will do what they have to do to make sure they come back alive and their buddies come back alive. >> reporter: but do the frustration over these new standards of evidence lead to murder? did your husband reach his breaking point? >> there's never an excuse to execute an
, to promote innovation and thereby promote global competitiveness of the united states. three, to promote competition because that's how we'll get the most innovation and investment. and fourth, to protect and empower consumers. >> host: well, before we get into some specific issues, there are two things that i've noticed from reading your speeches. number one, the use of the word ecosystem. [laughter] and the use of the word robust. could you talk about those a little bit? >> guest: it's interesting that you've noticed those because i don't think i did that deliberately, but on ecosystem, it's an important concept because there are so many different pieces of this communication landscape, our communications infrastructure. take our networks, our kind of wired networks over which communications travel or our wireless networks too. we need ongoing investment in those networks, we need those networks to get more robust, we need them to get smarter. there's been literally billions of dollars of private investment in those networks over the last number of years. that is essential, and it's es
into power. the united states and the west were making loans to the soviet union. new numbers were coming out as to how much money they were borrowing. it was very boring in a very dry study -- and a very dry study. as i was doing that, i wondered why it was that defense spending was costing u.s. taxpayers so much money and then we turn around with our nato partners and make loans to the soviet economy. it all became a policy issue. this paper turned into a book with a very sensationalist title, called "the coming soviet crash" that said that on paper, this country is going bankrupt. that got me involved in defense issues. it got interesting. what i remember seeing you give a speech on this network back in 1989. what i thought it would be useful to take a few minutes too late things out the way gorbachev must be looking at them >> i thought it would be useful to take a few minutes -- >> i thought it would be useful to take a few minutes too late things out to a gorbachev must be looking at them. >> we were doing the book show and we ask you to come on. we visited for one hour -- we ask you to
of the president of the united states wearing a turbine. at the bottom it says, quote, wake up, america, remember ft. hood. joining me now is a man behind this billboard, mr. phil wolf. good to have you with us tonight. thank you for your time. >> thank you, sir. >> why did you take out this billboard? >> i think this billboard's a combination of some frustrations on questions that haven't been answered by the president. >> such as? >> let's start with where's he from? what's his background? who is he? is he american? what does he stand for? >> okay. so you obviously don't think that the president of the united states is an american citizen. >> i don't. >> okay. what evidence do you have that he's not an american citizen? >> well, i think the evidence has to be shown that he would be. that would seem to be the simpleleft thing to do. >> we missed this in the vetting process? as a country we screwed up? >> possible. >> what does jihad mean to you, mr. wolf? >> to me it means it's an extreme element of a struggle to overcome somebody. it can be interpreted probably some different ways, but to me it
or protecting any party but the two major parties in the united states today we should also say that third parties in other countries are associated with systems of representation. those systems we can see the classical liberalism has a purer form. .. >> he is the director of the olin institute for employment practice and policy and received his ph.d. from case western reserve 1970 and specializing in research public policy issues, economics of government bureaucracy, labor unions and health charities. founder and editor of general research and has published more than 60 articles such as the american economic review, public choice and others. he has written many books. he is the author of destroying democracy. published by the cato institute in 1986. please welcome jim bennett, our author today. [applause] >> thank you john. thank you to our house that kato who was a little surprised that ralph nader had written a forward to this book. my credentials sudden they crumble. [laughter] but that is all right. at the after words was a written by a fed chairman of the libertarian committees allia
into the united states in. >> reporter: technically until this trial that is a possibility but attorney general eric holder said that's not going to happen. he said under u.s. law anyone deemed too dangerous could not be released into the united states so if there is a mistrial, essentially they would be held under the same laws that they are being held now at guantanamo bay. the attorney general has said they will not be released under any circumstances. >> okay. brian, thank you so much, and i want to talk about this a little bit more with the so-called justification defense with our senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin. jeff, obviously, this is a legal strategy here. i want you to take a listen to what attorney general eric holder said when he was asked about looking at the possibility of prosecuting these individuals in court in new york. take a listen. >> i certainly think that under the regime that we are contemplating, the potential for detaining people under the laws of war, that ability -- we would retain that ability. >> yes. so in a sheikh mohamed case, we're never going to let him go
of the united states tomorrow. with that, thank you for being here. welcome to today. i hope you get a lot out of today. it's my pleasure, now, to introduce the first of two co-chairmen of the american council on renewable energy. john geeseman was the executive directer the beginning of his career, spence 19 years then in finance, came back as the commissioner of the california energy commission and is given credit for much of the policies of the state of california that's the lead of our country. please welcome, john geesman. [applause] >> i bring you greetings from the west coast. as historians look across the last several decades, our national energy policy they're likely to find common patterns no matter which party is in power. abdicated responsibilities, squandered opportunities, willful avoidance of unpleasant realities. recently, that's started to change. whether we recognize it or not, there is a race underway. most of the major economies of the world are striving to radically expand the size of their domestic renewable energy markets in order to gain competitive advantage in the gre
% in the united states and much less than that around the world can clearly sustain a higher price level for stocks from here. >> burt, what about the fact we're jamming $100 billion of treasuries into the market week after week? at what point the market, the global buyer and the uptick, the take-up rate does people just say, no mas? >> yeah, you know that is a problem. but i will say this, the stimulus for around the world, especially china, their recovery package is to get the united states fixed because if they get united states fixed we buy their stuff again. i think the world is going to continue to absorb these and they're going to do so largely because it helps us out. at the end of the day they know if they don't step up to the plate and buy these the end consumer in the united states, which is the global spender, is going to end up being weaker than what they want. attend of the day, the stem louse and the recovery of china and the rest of the world is to really bail us out and the way they bail us out is to buy our treasuries. >> john, by any measure a subpar recovery as far as
a certain tree before someone else knows. >> of like the united states congress. let me ask you a question to reedbuck on the minds of millions of americans. right now we are in the most serious economic decline since the great depression. if you add that the number of people who are unemployed and underemployed 17% of american adults were forced is in that position . the first question, nobody could have predicted this. how do you responsd? >> it was absolutely predictable for a lot of reasons. that mentality in the street. the reason the crisis happened was there was a desire to find products and to create access within wall street that made money. they don't really care. it doesn't matter to wall street firms what those are. it turned out that they created assets out of a small amount of sub prime loans. when i say a small amount, i look at it like it's an upside-down pyramid. 1.4 trillion were issued in. what wall street does is takes them and creates new securities not even trading them back and forth. just the creation of the securities. and then what they do is take the securities.
, there are members of the congress who sent a letter to the president of the united states back in april request agameting to sit down for the very purposes of doing what you just described. you know, being at the table and talking about health care. they're still waiting for the meeting. the senate and house leadership staffs weren't a part of those late-night meetings that took place for the very bill that was voted on. all this dog and pony show with grassley is nice theater but the staff, senior staff and leadership of the party have not been at the table and it's not been a bipartisan process and over 800 amendments on the house bill alone were rejected. so, you mean to tell me out of 800 ideas put on the table, not one of them could be put in the bill? this is the frustration that a lot of people have with this process, not to mention the fact that we were told this was all going to be transparent and it hasn't been. >> well, i grant you all your arguments and all your points about the way the house operates because the house has different rules and, as you know, they certainly were not wo
think? >> i don't think they'll be taken down by regulators. if we take a look at yus the united states in general and our water infrastructure, most of the pipes in the ground are 80 years old or more. so when a pipe breaks, you have to fix it. and i just don't see regulators pushing back against profit margins on companies when the infrastructure investments are necessary. >> debra, what does a stat like that mean? when we say demand is going to exceed supply by 40% it makes it sound like everybody's going to die. where is there not going to be water? tell us what ma means. >> if you take a closer look at that report basically it means water is being used inefficiently. what the report says is that if we keep on the way that we're wasting water that we'll run out. agriculture overuses water. industry overuses water. residents, particularly in america, over use water. it's really about water efficiency. if we use the water that we have more efficiently, nobody's going to die. what that does mean is that people are going to have to pay more for less water use. and that's something that
plants have been initiated in the united states. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >>> a maryland soldier who was among the victims at this month's fort hood massacre cast laid to rest today. lieutenant colonel juanita warman of havre de grace was a military physician assistant. she helped service members cope with the mental strain of deployment. warman was at fort hood to get ready for deployment to iraq. she had worked at the perry point veterans medical affairs medical center in maryland. she was buried this afternoon at arlington national cemetery. >>> for a look at tonight's top stories. jurors in the theft trial of baltimore mayor sheila dixon have deliberated for three days but there is still no verdict. the jury sent a note to the judge today saying they are making great progress after a weekend away from the case. but they went home again tonight without reaching a verdict. the mayor is accused of using gift cards intended for the needy on personal shopping sprees. if convicted she faces removal from office. >>> a man remains hospitalized tonight after a shootout with police but
a pocket. this case you cited in the united states, resistant to the antiviral drugs. what the cdc is saying, a couple of clusters of, we're watching it, but in no way are we suddenly watching this crazy mutated virus that's sweeping the world. just two pockets we're keeping our eyes on. >> distribution not up to what the cdc would hope, but 54 million doses shipped as of this week. numbers aren't that great yet. >> no, it's been a pokey, slow process for getting this vaccine out. nowhere near the numbers we want. nonetheless, about 10 million new viral -- or vaccine doses available every week. what you really have to do is just keep on the phone lines, go to google, go to the and see where there is vaccine near you. here's what people have to remember though. still get your h1n1 when you can, when it comes near you, and then get ready, because the seasonal flu hasn't hit yet. that's going to be later this fall. >> don't forget to get that shot. >> that is available everywhere. >> right now this vaccine is still being directed at those most vulnerable. high-risk. someone li
that we funded in over $120 affiliates in the united states alone. people who would never had have the opportunity to have care. or screening. you know, we spent over 2.2 trillion every year on health care in the united states. surely we can cover 23 million women. it's a tiny fraction of $2.2 trillion. i'd also like to say that any insurance company that is thinking right now that this report should be used as a way to reduce coverage will be watching very carefully. we'll be watching. so access, clarity, and public trust are critical. but so to is perhaps the center piece of what it is we are having the most trouble with. that's technology. in a strange way, all of the dust up from the past week actually may do some good. maybe it's a call. finally. we know mammography works. but we also know it's imperfect. we do need better screening technology. this technology that we're using today, though it's been improved and regenerated is still almost 50 years ago. what other business or field that we know in the united states around the world would use 50-year-old technology. this is a
the weekend. not just a hit in the united states, pulling in $259 million worldwide this weekend. >>> the looming expiration of the first time home buyer tax credit helping 40e78 sales soar to the highest in two and a half years. diana? >> reporter: maria, the question, of course, is just how much did the pending expiration of that tax credit which was later extended, the answer is likely a lot. existing home sales posted two records, biggest month-to-month and biggest year-to-year jumps sales were strong across the nation with the exception of the west up just 1.6%. another good sign is that inventories fell to their lowest level in 2 1/2 years, and if you go local to the west, where prices have fallen the most and sales have been busy for quite some time, there is very little supply available. >> interestingly, what i hear from las vegas, san diego, riverside, and other areas, is that they are really desperate for inventory op the lower price range. they're saying there's just insufficient inventory on the lower price range, even though they have buyers to buy, there's not enou
the united states safer and our troops are fighting people that were not fighting us for any, any ideological or reasons or any ties, or real ties toward the taliban or hatred of the west. the reaction i received trt state department was completely professional, it -- e i've actually received encouragement from the members of the state department and the members of the intelligent community and the members of the department of defense. i made people agree with me, but overall, even the folks that don't agree with me have been the -- they were nothing but professional and respectful for the last few months. >> we have seen your name in newspapers and the cable shows, you're a graduate of tufts university. share your background. >> sure, i graduated tufts in 1995 and i went to work for a couple of years after that, working in finance and publishing companies in boston and massachusetts and -- and basically was bored and so became an officer in the marine corps and became a combat engineer officer and was stationed throughout the united states as well as japan, including time in the pentagon. i
on the soviet union. gorbachev had just come into power in 1985. the united states and the west were suddenly making loans to the soviet union. new numbers were coming out about how much they were borrowing from the west. and i proposed to do a very boring, very dry study of the impact of western capital on the soviet economy. but as i was doing that, i started thinking, why is it that defense spending is costing u.s. taxpayers so much money, and then we're turning around with our nato partners and making loans to this soviet economy, and supplying goods that they might otherwise have to divert their own resources to making, instead of building nuclear weapons, against which we were paying a bundle to defend ourselves? so, it all became sort of a policy issue. and so, i ended up -- this paper turned into a book with a very sensationalist title, called "the coming soviet crash," that said, on paper, this country is going bankrupt. and then there were implications from that that even got me involved in defense issues. so, it got interesting. >> i remember seeing you give a speech on this networ
. concerns about the h1n1 strain are getting stronger. there are at least four case necessary united states where patients aren't responding to tamiflu. that's the most effective drug for treating the flu. doctors are telling you not to worry. they say most people who get h1n1 will get better with rest and feuds. they are keeping an eye on this. you can get the latest on fighting the flu at click on flu alert at the top of the page. >>> alternate says the past 24 hours have been deadly for u.s. service members in afghanistan. three americans died in southern afghanistan yesterday, two in a bomb attack and a third in a separate fire fight. a statement says a fourth service member died in the east today in a bomb explosion. >>> a lawyer for one of the five men facing trial in the september 11th attacks will plead not guilty so he can air his criticisms of the u.s. the justice department announced that the defendants will face trial blocks from destroyed world trade center. a defense lawyer says the men will not deny their role in the 2001 attacks, but will explain what happened and
of the attacks have new plans to criticize the united states. >>> robbery suspect finds an uncomfortable way to cover up his tracks you won't believe what he did but it's caught on videotape. >>> looking live outside bernadette woods will be back with the first warning weather forecast. >>> the health care reform showdown is underway in the senate and it's not just republicans trying to stop the plan joel brown reports on the debate in the nation's capital. >> reporter: leading democrats in the senate are determined to push their health care reform bill through. with or without republican support. >> there's many bump in the roads and discussions and arguments disagreements but i think now the wind is at our back and there's momentum. >> reporter: but supporters are facing head winds as well. democratic leaders barely won a key test vote but some of the conservatives senators in the party are not sold on the measure as it stands. so they have got two options. make changes to bring those conservative democrats on board or win over some republicans. but the gop wants to throw the brakes on the
more higher education enrollments th we do. what does this all of thisean for the unit states? for sure, we befit from a more and better educated polation overseas. but we also ce some risks. because as everybody else insts in higher education, the united stas will no longer be the obviouchoice for the worlds talent; both udents and facult i've seethis happen in our own searches for young facul, lureaway by attractive offers from foreign universies. the competition is n exactly fierce tay, but if we continue to lose talent, how cawe maintain the best unersities for yo kids and mine? and how can we maintain r edge in innovatn and economic coetitiveness? let's stt by recognizing that the world is different. i'm nada eissa. >> paul: recapng today's marketction strong housing data help push stocks high. the dow gained 132 pnts and the nasd added almost 30 ints. to lea more about the stories in tonight's broadcastnd to read econo-bgger terri cullen take on the impact of plungingtate revenues go to "nightly business report" yocan also email us at >> susie: americs will s
in the united states. views vary on whether it should have been used for this sfn's h1n1 flu. >> i understand it was widely tested overseas and if it worked there it is going to work here as well. >> safety is important. it is the same as the seasonal, tried and true. so we like that. >> reporter: in the clinic here in falls church will be open until 4:30 this afternoon. a total of five health department clinic locations in fairfax county will be available to the public this week. 9 news now and >>> there's concern the h1n1 strain is getting stronger. they are at least fours acases here in the u.s. where patients aren't responding to tamiflu. that's the most effective drug for treating the flu. doctors say not to worry. most people who get h1n1 will get better with rest and fluid but still they are keeping an eye on this one. >>> you can get the latest on fighting the flu at click on flu alert at the top of the page. >>> the battle for health care reform will soon head back to the senate floor. over the weekend, lawmakers cleared the way for debate to begin after the tha
americans. you wouldn't begin to see irritation like you would in the united states. >> they had a taste of freedom. there still are certain resignation. they probably accept what's imposed on them much more readily than americans. i am so graduate americans don't have that trait. it's not just about making money it's not just because you can't necessarily be the wedgeiest person. it's that you can't fulfill your own dreams. the lifeliness of a dynamic society comes from a sense of well we don't know exactly there's a sense of the possibility of being successful. if you like freedom, that's what you live more. that's the froe document to bring to bear on any society. do you hear a lot of complaints in the west. all the airlines went broke. what happened here then. it's competition. as much as we had about how capitolism broke. what else would we want? it is people willing to set up a service business or produce something. they'll make a profit and do better. it is also a society that pays attention to the fellow man. it brings to bear all of the forces of free markets. that's what i beli
mind. >> reporter: this is a serious allegation that you're making against a sitting united states senator. >> why would a clients hire doug hampton if he didn't think he would have access to ensign's office? that's the only reason they would hire him. >> reporter: he'coming forward because he sees new evidence that the charges are being investigated. has the department of justice contacted you at all? >> not paul. >> reporter: the senate ethics committee? >> not at all. >> none at all.e fbi? >> reporter: you've heard from no investigatory body? >> none at all. >> reporter: what kind of conclusion do you draw from that gentleman. >> not interested in getting to the bottom of this. it's interesting, boy, you got to talk about everything. when you're elected, you don't have to talk about anything. >> as for senator ensign, he tells abc in his statement that he has broken no laws or ethics rules and will fully cooperate with any investigation. he said if doug hampton violated etcs laws, he did not advise, assist or cooperate with him. charlie. >> cynthia mcfadden reporting tonight. yo
do we do? what do we do to create financial institutions that are part of the united states? to do not have the legal behavior, what do we do to have financial solutions play a role so that entrepreneurs and business people can create real goods and services and meaningful jobs? what would you suggest? >> first of all, we have to look at the money given to the system because they did not put strings attached to it. we have to attach strings produce said you needed it and loosen credit, you did it. you need to take a proportion of your capital and there is a discussion now and there is a talk to see if they can control the rest so the government does not have to subsidize but that should be divided out and more capital should be given and also renegotiation should be much easier. not only is credit not listening but if somebody wants to renegotiate a home or their mortgage gumby cannot get anyone on the phone. the process is so exhausting and documents get lost. of these loans became assets. appeared, you cannot even find her the dee bluster property. you basically made to look at t
the interview on c-span. host: go ahead, please. caller: oh, i'm sorry. i was working for the united states electronics command in fort mammoth as a civilian defense department civilian employee. and i was there on an inspection , on a p.r.c. 77, portable radios that were going to vietnam to our troops, and this was in 1972. and i was talking to this gentleman who was working in the maintenance department and he was going to vietnam for six years if a row, he was there 10 months, and came home for two months. and every time he came back, he was saying, we have to help the people of vietnam. we have to help the people of vietnam. host: i'm going to stop you on that point. thank you for your call and for sharing your story with us and we'll get a response. guest: thank you, david, for your service, first of all. in regards to -- i guess, david, your point is going with learning lessons from the past. it's true. you hear this phrase all the time while you're growing up up about how we repeat the mistakes of history, and then you reach a certain point in your career and your age and you start r
facilities. the united states meantim is urging iran to engage with the international community instead of engaging in military exercises. >>> officials in china are trying to find out what caused a coal mine explosion over the weekend. at least 104 people are confirmed dead. others are missing. and grieving families are demanding answers. >>> officials say a small amount of radiation was detected at pennsylvania's three mile island over the weekend. the nuclear regulatory commission is investigating and says there was no danger to the public. three mile island was the site of a partial meltdown, as you may remember, in 1979. >>> controversy between rhode island congressman patrick kennedy and the catholic church. on sunday, the rhode island bishop confirmed that he asked kennedy not to receive holy communion two years ago because of the congressman's support for abortion rights. >>> overseas markets are higher this morning. so is the price of oil. cnbc's melissa francis at the new york stock exchange. melissa, good morning. what should we be watching today? >> oil has been moving highe
in the united states. i'd like to see an infrastructure bank developed with some of the remaining t.a.r.p. money that could lend to communities to move those plans forward quicker. transportation has a billion -- it has 40,000 jobs for a billion dollars spent. so it's a good investment of funds right now. we have to be concerned with jobs. i mean, i cannot tell you what it's like when college graduates come and say, look, i've sent out 40 resumes. i've been turned down 40 times. i've got a degree. i'm a 4.0 student. what do i do? let alone the person that has worked in a machine shop who is laid off. it is a real problem in our country. i think for many of us, we've got to look out there and look for american products candidly and buy american products. i think we have to understand that other countries obviously want to import into our country -- export into our country, but i think we have to begin to sort of star our own products and say, mr. and mrs. america, by some. >> back to secretary geithner, do you think he should keep his job? >> i think what senator brady did in challenging him and
" was conceived for the stage. >> it's historic because this set has never been used in the united states for a play. so that's the first thing. it's digital. a combination of modern and back in the day. so you look at people on stage, at the same time you're looking at more. the set alone is incredible and a cast that will blow your mind. >> reporter: after this show in new york city it heads to charm city. as we found out the big apple crowd loves our hometown. >> i love baltimore. >> i love baltimore. >> my dad is a huge baltimore orioles fan. i remember going at a very young age and being so excited because i was in baltimore for the first time. >> i've got to get to the crab cakes. first and foremost. i didn't get a chance to visit charm city bakery. so i'm going there. >> i am very proud to be from baltimore. i love it. it's changed a lot since i was a kid. it's wonderful now. i love it. >> reporter: get ready because the show will low your mind. it's amazing. the set, costumes and it will be in baltimore december 16th. >> baltimore, come on out and support "dreamgirls." it's a lot
. >> it's a town where it's just like anywhere else in the united states. this is not a racist environment. as i said in closing argument -- >> reporter: there were clearly people around this crowd, supporters of her that do not believe that. >> well i think a lot of people are not residents of this area. they came from other parts of the country hoping to find racism that wasn't here. >> reporter: nearly three years after heather ellis was accused of cutting in line at the local walmart, caught on tape, shoving away another customer's items, questions remain over why the moment escalated into such a high-profile arrest. ellis fleeds guilty to resisting arrest and disturbing the peace, charges of assaulting two police officers were dropped. >> i was responsible for my action, and i was able to say what i did wrong, and i think that it's important that everybody else step up to the plate and admit their wrong, too. >> reporter: ellis testified she was tauntded by one police officer who told her, go back to the ghetto. it was the only racially charged moment of the three-day trial. but witne
as a united states senator, and that you have working with the particular station that -- or network that you work for. that's the kind of health care reform that i think we would like to see. i have a bill that's drafted that i plan to offer as an amendment. as i mentioned, in my very first year in being in the senate, i had a bill on the floor that created the opportunity for millions of americans that have the choice of private, affordable quality health care. and that's where we would like to see this go. >> well, you know, the problem is, senator, that all these years of watching politics, i've been waiting for -- i think richard nixon tried to do something in '71, and nobody got behind it. you're right. he tried. the republicans in congress didn't do anything. we've had all this experience with republican rule over the years where nothing got even started on health care. there certainly wasn't a bill that was brought to the floor. you said to me, what would i say if the republicans had brought a health care reform bill to passage, where you had to get -- if you had brought a bill of of
. >>> more than 200 other guantanamo bay prisoners expected to make the move to the united states. the white house says it would mean an economic boost to illinois, the area of illinois being considered up to 3,000 jobs would be created if the thomson correctional center is bought by the u.s. to house gitmo prisoners. that is according to a new report. the report claims up to 1,400 positions could be filled by area residents. democratic lawmakers from the region support the plan, while republicans largely are opposed to it. >>> deadly 24 hours for american troops in afghanistan. nato forces say four american service members were killed in attacks in the past day. three of the americans died in southern afghanistan on sunday. two in a bomb attack. the third in a separate firefight. the fourth death happened in an explosion in the east. >>> here are other headlines. drug resistance swine flu is confirmed in north carolina. the cdc saying that the strain turned up in four patients at duke university medical center. now, officials say the strain has developed in people with underlying health iss
of the president of the united states sitting down with his cabinet. we're going to get this in just a couple of seconds. here it is. >> secretary gates and secretary clinton spoke about issues of national security. there was discussion of our upcoming budget and i updated the cabinet on the progress that we're making on the health insurance reform legislation that's moving its way now through the senate. and reiterated the urgent need for us to get to the finish line and provide relief, both in terms of costs and the quality of coverage that americans are getting in their health care. the primary focus of our discussion today, though, had to do with the same thing that americans sitting across the kitchen tables all across the country are focused on, that is jobs and the economy. if you look back at where we've been, in the first several months of my administration, because of the steps taken by people like secretary geithner and the rest of our economic team, we were able to stabilize the financial system and ensure that the economy didn't slip back into a depression. and we take this for g
to health care is the most urgent health problem facing the united states. in a gallup poll, 32% cited the problem as their top health care concern. ken striklin joins us from capitol hill. there was talk that mary landrieu had engaged in discussions with chuck schumer to work out some sort of public option compromise. do those talks continue and where do things stand? >> here's where things stand right now. the democratic leadership realizes they have a problem on their hand. they struggled to get 60 votes to get the bill on the floor. they'll need those same 60 votes to get the bill off the floor. there are a lot of issues involved with trying to get health care passed but the most contentious is the government run insurance program. you have liberals who say they need a robust public option. they signed on to what majority leader reed put in the bill. then you have centrists like lincoln and landrieu, excuse me, and nelson who feel that that public option isn't the best thing. then you have joe lieberman who says any form of the public option is unacceptable. right now democratic le
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